Tucson's Flores family opens restaurant in Las Vegas

2014-03-31T00:00:00Z 2014-05-25T08:52:07Z Tucson's Flores family opens restaurant in Las VegasArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 31, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Tucson’s Flores family, which runs the El Charro Cafés and Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, has opened a 10,000-square-foot restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Hecho en Vegas (“Made in Vegas”) celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. The menu features staples found at El Charro Café, such as Sonoran hot dog and enchiladas banderas, as well as items created solely for the MGM Grand restaurant.

The Flores family has a long culinary history in Tucson, since it opened its first El Charro Café in 1922. It has since garnered local and national attention with features in publications such as Bon Appètit, Gourmet magazine and more.

“We are thrilled to introduce our family’s culinary traditions to the Las Vegas market and be a part of the MGM Grand team,” said Ray Flores, president of El Charro.

Hecho en Vegas is a 350-seat cantina-style restaurant that offers its guests a choice of patio seating or a seat within its multicolored dining room. MGM anticipates more than 200,000 people will dine at Hecho en Vegas annually.

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